Missing person: Investigators deem disappearance of 33-year-old man from Burnaby to be "suspicious"

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      Investigators have deemed the disappearance of a Burnaby man to be “suspicious”, and they’re asking for the public’s assistance in locating him.

      The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) stated on June 18 that the family of 33-year-old Parminder Paul Rai of Burnaby reported him missing on June 9.

      He had last been seen at his residence in the area of University Crescent and Tower Road near Simon Fraser University on June 4.

      IHIT stated that after Burnaby RCMP launched its missing person investigation, “preliminary findings suggested that Rai’s disappearance may involve foul play”. IHIT has since taken over the case, and his disappearance isn’t believed to be random.

      Rai is described as a South Asian man who is 178 centimetres (five-feet, 10-inches) tall and 84 kilograms (186 pounds).

      He drives a 2011 black Honda Accord with B.C. licence plate MB231R.

      He is known to police for his connections drug and gang activity.

      Anyone with information is asked to contact at 1-877-551-4448 or by email.

      To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477.

      Example of a 2011 black Honda Accord
      Integrated Homicide Investigation Team


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